AN OXFORD firm specialising in research and development tax credits has urged political leaders to commit to carrying on with the policy.

Speaking a day after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap General Election on June 8, Jumpstart business development manager Antony Beak said:

“Parties must demonstrate to their constituent companies through their manifestos how they will ensure that this becomes a reality in the coming years.

“In order for companies across Oxfordshire to flourish in a post-EU world, they must utilise every vehicle they can to strengthen their competitiveness and underpin their journey to sustained growth.”

“Investment in R&D will be crucial to this.”